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Iowa poultry producers closely watching flocks after Indiana bird flu outbreak


Des Moines Register: With avian influenza creeping closer to Iowa, poultry producers are closely watching flocks for signs of the highly contagious disease that swept through the state’s commercial and backyard flocks nearly seven years ago, killing tens of millions of birds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that highly pathogenic avian influenza had been discovered in a commercial turkey operation in southern Indiana. The state board of animal health said 29,000 birds were being destroyed to prevent the spread of the disease.

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